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climate change adaptation

Nature-based solutions for climate change: OPERANDUM project

Professor Silvana Di Sabatino, tells us about the H2020 funded OPERANDUM project as a nature-based solution for climate change adaptation The OPERANDUM (OPEn-air laboRA-tories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage hydro-meteorological risks) is a four and half year project funded by the European Commission within the H2020 programme that aims...
forest sector

Knowledge and technologies for effective wood procurement

TECH4EFFECT Co-ordinator and Head of Research of Forest and Forest Resources from the NIBIO, Rasmus Astrup explains how timber extraction needs to be improved for greater environmental and production efficiency in the European forest sector.
soil organic carbon

What is Soil Organic Carbon (SOC)?

Here, Professor Zachary Senwo highlights how Soil organic carbon (SOC) interlinks with soil health, agriculture, climate change, and food security.
tiny grain

Rice: Tiny grain, global phenomenon

Asiha Grigsby, Director, International Promotion Western Hemisphere at USA Rice, enlightens us on rice, which can be described as a tiny grain, yet a global phenomenon.
thaw slump, arctic permafrost

Abrupt thaw events: Local landscape degradations with large-scale impacts on Arctic ecosystems

Thaw slump events are local landscape degradations that are expanding with present-day warming in the Arctic, as explained by Maxime Thomas from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium.
disease, school

What is a bacterium?

Ann G. Matthysse, from the University of North Carolina’s Department of Biology, delves into an exploration of harmful and useful bacteria for elementary school students.
biofertilizers

Biofertilizers: Towards sustainable agriculture

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, argues that biofertilizers are a sustainable way ahead for agriculture.
peat soils

Peat soils: Climate killer or climate saver?

Experts in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Bernd Lennartz, Franziska Tanneberger and Nicole Wrage-Mönnig discuss the complex effects of peat soils on the climate.
minerals

Protecting minerals in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Here, Open Access Government discovers the environmental protection priorities of Mukhtar Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
agriculture and human health, soil rizosphere

Soil rhizosphere, agriculture and human health

Zachary Senwo, PhD, Professor, tells us what we need to know about soil rhizosphere, agriculture and human health.
sustaining soil health

Why Nitrogen cycling is a keystone indicator in sustaining soil health

Zachary Senwo, Fulbright Scholar & Professor of Soil Microbial Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Toxicology at Alabama A&M University, explores nitrogen cycling in sustaining soil health and agricultural systems.
agricultural activities

Is soil health restricted to agricultural activities?

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, states that soil health management is no longer restricted to agricultural activities.
forest impacts air quality, forest

Scientists find new truths about how forests impact air quality

Researchers are looking at how forests impact air quality, based on the classification of temperate trees and what that means for how the forest really works.
hard soils

Scientists discover cause that prevents roots from growing in hard soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils, opening doors for a potential solution to help plants to grow in the most damaged soils.
arctic rivers, spring flood

Arctic rivers: Windows into organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils

Spring flood and rain events are pivotal periods to capture mineral element-organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils, highlights Catherine Hirst, Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Belgium in this Arctic rivers focus.
improved forest management

Improved forest management through new technologies and digital transformation

Rasmus Astrup from TECH4EFFECT project and the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), details the rudiments of improved forest management through new technologies and digital transformation.
WeThaw Project - examining the permafrost

WeThaw project – The impact of climate change on the permafrost

The WeThaw project carries out in-depth research to examine Arctic rivers - windows into organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils.
U.S. rice farmers

U.S. rice farmers take pride in looking after the land for future generations

Lydia Holmes, Director of Sustainability USA Rice Federation argues that rice farmers in America take pride in looking after the land for future generations.
Soil and agriculture

Sustainable agroecosystems: Agriculture needs to be the Foundation for a Sustainable Future

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University discusses the importance of soil and agriculture.
sustainable agroecosystems

Sustainable agroecosystems: Cropping using regenerative agricultural principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, provides more insight into sustainable agroecosystems, focussing on cropping using regenerative agricultural principles.

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